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Leon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Leon had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2015. Leon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leon is located at latitude 38.7481 and longitude -81.9545 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Leon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Town of Leon (GNIS ID: 2391268) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leon: Byrumville, Cologne.

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Leon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 172
Population in Households 172
Population in Familes 141
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 537
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $69,737
Average Home Value $82,018


Median Household Income $30,381
Average Household Income $43,317
Per Capita Income $17,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 0.91%
Households 1.8% 0.88%
Families 0.0% 0.85%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Leon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leon to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 363 10th
Population Density1 # 253 37th
Diversity Index2 # 325 20th
Median Household Income # 323 20th
Per Capita Income # 327 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.